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10 Things You Need To Know That Are Going On This Weekend

SPECIAL EDITION: 10 Things You Need To Know That Are Going On This Weekend

Courtesy of Joe Weisenthal, at Clusterstock 

It’s a Saturday, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it, because there’s a heck of a lot going on. 

Here’s what you need to be paying attention to this May Day.

  • Greece/IMF/EU talks continue. According to Greek government officials, some kind of announcement may be made today. The market is hoping to hear something that’s orders of magnitude stronger than any bailout announcement we’ve gotten so far, or otherwise the feeling will be that it can and will fall through again.
  • Of course, there are fresh violent, anti-austerity protests going on today in Athens. The fact that it’s May Day, a day for celebrating anti-capitalism only adds to the tension.
  • New reports suggest the criminal probe into Goldman Sachs is not just a perfunctory follow-on to the SEC charges, but rather a truly separate thing that’s wider than Abacus, and that started before the SEC’s investigation. HUGE.
  • With just five days before the election, UK’s The Guardian has endorsed the Liberal Democrats, the country’s biggest third party. Its leader, Nick Clegg, has surged thanks to a string of strong debate performances, Gordon Brown’s disastrous campaigning, and a lingering sense of unease with the conservatives.


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    Politics

     

    Why Biden’s threat to slap Russia with more sanctions is unlikely to deter Putin in Ukraine

    Biden and Putin held a virtual summit on Dec. 7, 2021, to talk about Ukraine. Mandel Ngan, Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik, AFP via Getty Images

    Courtesy of David Cortright, University of Notre Dame

    The Biden administration is threatening harsh, “high impact” sanctions against Russia if it invades Ukraine.

    U.S. intelligence officials say Russia ...



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    Phil's Favorites

    Last Friday, There Were 585 New 52-Week Lows on the Nasdaq Stock Market - Versus 12 New 52-Week Highs

    Courtesy of Pam Martens

    Jeremy Grantham Being Interviewed on Wall Street Week, November 12, 2021

    Last Friday, December 3, 2021, the Nasdaq stock market recorded 12 stocks setting new 52-week highs in contrast to 585 stocks setting new 52-week lows. Let that sink in for a moment. There were 48.75 times more stocks setting new 52-week lows than were reaching new 52-week highs. That extremely negative reading of market breadth came on a day when the Nasdaq closed down just 1.9 percent. Ima...



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    Zero Hedge

    GSK Claims New Anitbody Drug Is Effective Against Omicron

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

    GSK has just released more data on its new COVID antibody-drug and - surprise, surprise - the company and its American partner claim there is no evidence that the drug is less effective against the omicron variant.

    GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology released the updated preclinical data early Tuesday in the US. The data showed that the pair's investigational monoclonal antibody sotrovimab continues to show "in vitro activity" against the full known omicron spike protein, according to a statement. This includes 37 identified mutations of the spike protein. Although none of this data has been published in a p...



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    Biotech/COVID-19

    Antibiotic resistance is at a crisis point - government support for academia and Big Pharma to find new drugs could help defeat superbugs

     

    Antibiotic resistance is at a crisis point – government support for academia and Big Pharma to find new drugs could help defeat superbugs

    Bacteria that are resistant to every available antibiotic in the U.S. already exist. Rodolfo Parulan Jr/Moment via Getty Images

    Courtesy of Andre Hudson, Rochester Institute of Technology

    Antibiotic resistance poses one of the most important health challenges of the 21st century. And time has already run out to stop its dire consequences.

    The rise of ...



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    Chart School

    US Reserve Asset vs Gold and Silver

    Courtesy of Read the Ticker

    Gold and silver move relative to US interest rates and the US Dollar.

    So lets use a custom index of US dollar and US 10 yr interest rates and see what happens.


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    Digital Currencies

    Stablecoins: these cryptocurrencies threaten the financial system, but no one is getting to grips with them

     

    Stablecoins: these cryptocurrencies threaten the financial system, but no one is getting to grips with them

    Safe as houses? iQoncept

    Courtesy of Jean-Philippe Serbera, Sheffield Hallam University

    Cryptocurrencies have had an exceptional year, reaching a combined value of more than US$3 trillion (£2.2 trillion) for the first time in November. The market seems to have benefited from the public having tim...



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    Promotions

    Phil's Interview on Options Trading with TD Bank

    TD Bank's host Bryan Rogers interviewed Phil on June 10 as part of TD's Options Education Month. If you missed the program, be sure to watch the video below. It should be required viewing for anyone trading or thinking about trading using options. 

    Watch here:

    TD's webinar with Phil (link) or right here at PSW

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    Kimble Charting Solutions

    Crude Oil Cleared For Blast Off On This Dual Breakout?

    Courtesy of Chris Kimble

    Is Crude Oil about to blast off and hit much higher prices? It might be worth being aware of what could be taking place this month in this important commodity!

    Crude Oil has created lower highs over the past 13-years, since peaking back in 2008, along line (1).

    It created a “Double Top at (2), then it proceeded to decline more than 60% in four months.

    The countertrend rally in Crude Oil has it attempting to break above its 13-year falling resistance as well as its double top at (3).

    A successful breakout at (3) would suggest Crude Oil is about to mo...



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    ValueWalk

    Managing Investments As A Charity Or Nonprofit

    By Anna Peel. Originally published at ValueWalk.

    Maintaining financial viability is a constant challenge for charities and nonprofit organizations.

    Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more

    The past year has underscored that challenge. The pandemic has not just affected investment returns – it’s also had serious implications for charitable activities and the ability to fundraise. For some organizations, it’s even raised doubts about whether they can continue to operate.

    Finding ways to generate long-term, sustainable returns for ...



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    Mapping The Market

    Suez Canal: Critical Waterway Comes to a Halt

     

    Suez Canal: Critical Waterway Comes to a Halt

    Courtesy of Marcus Lu, Visual Capitalist

    The Suez Canal: A Critical Waterway Comes to a Halt

    On March 23, 2021, a massive ship named Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal, completely blocking traffic in both directions. According to the Suez Canal Authority, the 1,312 foot long (400 m) container ship ran aground during a sandstorm that caused low visibility, impacting the ship’s navigation. The vessel is owned by Taiwanese shipping firm, Evergreen Marine.

    With over 2...



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    The Technical Traders

    Adaptive Fibonacci Price Modeling System Suggests Market Peak May Be Near

    Courtesy of Technical Traders

    Our Adaptive Fibonacci Price Modeling system is suggesting a moderate price peak may be already setting up in the NASDAQ while the Dow Jones, S&P500, and Transportation Index continue to rally beyond the projected Fibonacci Price Expansion Levels.  This indicates that capital may be shifting away from the already lofty Technology sector and into Basic Materials, Financials, Energy, Consumer Staples, Utilities, as well as other sectors.

    This type of a structural market shift indicates a move away from speculation and towards Blue Chip returns. It suggests traders and investors are expecting the US consumer to come back strong (or at least hold up the market at...



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    Lee's Free Thinking

    Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia - The Branch COVIDIANS Are Still Burning Down the House

     

    Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia – The Branch COVIDIANS Are Still Burning Down the House

    Courtesy of Lee Adler, WallStreetExaminer 

    The numbers of new cases in some of the hardest hit COVID19 states have started to plateau, or even decline, over the past few days. A few pundits have noted it and concluded that it was a hopeful sign. 

    Is it real or is something else going on? Like a restriction in the numbers of tests, or simply the inability to test enough, or are some people simply giving up on getting tested? Because as we all know from our dear leader, the less testing, the less...



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    Insider Scoop

    Economic Data Scheduled For Friday

    Courtesy of Benzinga

    • Data on nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate for March will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    • US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for March is scheduled for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    • The ISM's non-manufacturing index for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    • The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is scheduled for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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